Friday, June 26, 2009

We Fall Down, But We Get Up


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools notified us by phone yesterday that they voted to remove us from membership.  We are deeply disappointed by their decision and are in the process of appealing.  While the matter is under appeal, the status of the College remains unchanged.  This means that we still are open for business, we can still grant degrees and our students credit hours remain valid.

We feel very good about our chances on appeal.  We have turned the corner at PQC.  Schools that have a 600% increase in applications, eliminate more than $800,000 in debt over the course of the last six weeks, increase donations by 90% in two years and produce a quarter million dollar surplus in the worst economy since the Great Depression deserve the opportunity to finish the work they have started.  We are that school and we deserve the opportunity to finish transforming Paul Quinn College into one of America's great small colleges.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at the school- 214-379-5550.

Always remember, there is no "quit" in the Quinnites.

Take care,
President Sorrell

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure how the college has gotten into the financial straights that has caused the school to lose accreditation, but I work for a company that helps schools with financial aid processing that might be able to help. We help schools achieve accreditation status and we also can help with retrieving a back log of due tuition fees. Please go to to learn more or contact me directly. I hope the school with so much history survives!